Tuesday night is the next step in the budget battle for the City of Omaha. The City Council will hold a public hearing, where anyone can share their opinion on the proposed budget for 2014.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Omaha Civic Center, near 18th & Farnam.
Any Omaha resident can voice their opinion. Interested parties need to sign in, and then each person is typically given around 3 minutes on each issue.
The length of the hearing depends on how many people show up. The Fire Department's budget is expected to be a hot topic. The department is the only agency fighting for more money than Mayor Jean Stothert allotted.
After the hearing, council members have time to submit changes. They will then take a vote August 27th.
The budget then goes back to Mayor Stothert. She can either veto or approve it. If she veto, the City Council has the chance to override it.
The final budget must be submitted by September 20th.